Massachusetts man buys 9 lottery tickets worth $900,000
It took 26 years for his numbers to win large
Robert Lundstedt used to be feeling fortunate Monday morning. So fortunate that the Bridgewater, Massachusetts, chippie purchased 9 Mass Cash tickets from 4 other places for that day’s drawing, all the use of his same old aggregate of numbers: 1, 7, 11, 26, and 30.
And that feeling paid off.
As he checked the lottery effects whilst purchasing paper towels tomorrow, Lundstedt, 56, came upon that he had purchased 9 $100,000 successful tickets, his spouse of 29 years stated.
Virginia Lundstedt, 52, stated he would in most cases most effective play the quantity two times in in the future, however this time he instructed her, “I just had a hunch.”
Virginia stated her husband has been taking part in the similar numbers for 26 years.
“That’s how old we were when he started playing that number,” she stated. “When he started playing Mass Cash, I was 26 and he was 30.”
Her husband additionally simply preferred the numbers 1, 7, and 11, she stated.
Before the drawing Monday night time, Robert gave one among his 9 tickets to his daughter Kristen, 24, and one to his son Brian, 21. The circle of relatives of 4 visited the lottery’s headquarters in combination Wednesday to say their prizes.
Robert plans to make use of his $700,000 to repay the loan on his house.
Kristen and Brian each stated they’ll put their $100,000 prizes towards their school educations. Kristen will quickly get started her profession as a preschool instructor after incomes her grasp’s level in particular schooling from Endicott College. Brian will get started his senior 12 months at Bridgewater State University this autumn.
“It’s crazy how he did this, and it came out amazing,” Virginia stated. “We’re just very happy about it.”
Massachusetts State Lottery spokesman Christian Teja stated the percentages of successful the grand prize are 1 in 324,632. Because each and every Mass Cash price tag is most effective $1, he stated, it is not unusual for winners to have bought a couple of.
“Over the course of the year, there will be several occasions where the same winner will have multiple winning tickets for one drawing,” Teja stated.
Lundstedt bought 4 of his successful tickets at Trucchi’s Supermarket at 53 East Center St. in West Bridgewater, two tickets at Quick Stop at 47 North Main St. in West Bridgewater, two extra at The Corner Market at 227 Matfield St. in West Bridgewater, and one at Cumberland Farms at 33 Main St. in Bridgewater.
After studying that he had received, Lundstedt known as his spouse and instructed her to come back house. When she arrived, he confirmed her one of the crucial tickets.
“Oh, my God, Rob, you finally won!” she instructed him, she stated.
“Nope,” he stated. Then he plunked down his different successful tickets, separately, she stated.
“He kept throwing tickets in front of me and I’m, like, ‘Oh my God, are you freaking kidding me?’ It was crazy,” he stated.
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